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The Wide Area Large Scale Automated Information Processing (WALSAIP) project is developing a conceptual framework for the automated processing of information arriving from physical sensors in a generalized wide-area, large-scale distributed network infrastructure. The project is focusing on water-related ecological and environmental applications, and it is addressing issues such as scalability, modularity, signal representation, data coherence, data integration, distributed query processing, scheduling, computer performance, network performance, and usability. This new framework treats signals as elements in prescribed sets and their associated structures. In essence, the WALSAIP project is developing a computational and information processing (CIP) framework to deal with the algorithmic treatment of signal-based large scale content in order to extract information relevant and important to a user.

Dr. Domingo Rodriguez

ICIS has participated in the Pacific Rim Applications and Middleware Assemble (PRAGMA) Grid since May 31, 2007. PRAGMA is serving as a catalyst to partner with international organizations, particularly in the area of virtual instrumentation for signal analysis. As proof of concepts, WALSAIP is integrating PRAGMA computational infrastructure with sensors located at Guanica State Forest in Puerto Rico. The sensors record environmental sounds for acoustic surveillance monitoring applications. In particular, collected acoustic signals are being treated to monitor the behavior of amphibians such as the endemic Puerto Rican Crested Toad (Peltophryne [Bufo] lemur) endangered with extinction. At this moment, hundreds gigabytes of information has been collected, ready to be analyzed

Dr. Wilson Rivera

iGIAB (INTEGRIDS Grid-in-a-Box) is an automated tool that facilitates and accelerates the configuration and installation of grid infrastructures. iGIAB integrates existing open source software for grid operation in a easy-to-use, easy-to-manage platform. iGIAB provides an administration portal to make it easy to IT people configure and administrate grid infrastructures.

Dr. Wilson Rivera

NetTraveler is a database middleware system for WANs that is designed to efficiently run queries over sites that are either mobile clients or enterprise servers. NetTraveler is designed to cope with dynamic WANs where data sources go off-line, change location, have limited power capabilities, and form ad-hoc federations of sites. NetTraveler can continue running a query when the client posing the query leaves, and then delivers the query results when the client returns.

Dr. Manuel Rodriguez


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